Jaana Puukka - Analyst


Jaana Puukka leads the OECD work on Higher Education and Regional and City Development and contributes to cross-directorate work linked to the OECD innovation strategy.


She joined the OECD Programme on International Management in Higher Education (IMHE) in 2005 to co-ordinate and manage the first round of OECD Reviews of Higher Education in Regional Development which took place in 2005-2007 and embraced 14 regions in 12 countries. She also lead the second round of reviews in 2008-2011, which reached out to 14 regions and city-regions in G8 countries and emerging economies and is also leading the third round of reviews in 2010-2012. She is the co-author and editor of the OECD publication Higher Education and Regions – Globally Competitive, Locally Engaged (OECD, 2007).

To learn more about the OECD reviews, please see www.oecd.org/edu/imhe/regionaldevelopment.


Jaana Puukka has experience in higher education and regional development in Finland as a ministerial and local government adviser, programme manager, practitioner and evaluator.


Before joining OECD, she was the Regional Development Manager of Turku University of Applied Sciences, at that time the biggest professionally oriented HEI in Finland. She has been involved in various university evaluations and has worked for the Finnish Ministry of Education to review the university master's programmes.




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